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YBK Law Firm in Cooperation with CMS
SÜZER PLAZA
ASKEROCAGI CADDESI NO 6 KAT 15 D 1501
34367 ELMADAG/SISLI, ISTANBUL
Turkey

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

YBK Law Firm in Cooperation with CMS leverages its relationship with the international firm in advising domestic and international parties on cross-border financing, financial restructuring, debt and equity capital markets work. Borrower and lender parties both frequently seek counsel from the team that is co-led by capital markets expert Hülya Kemahlı, and Alaz Eker Ündar, who focuses on syndicated and structured loan arrangements, as well as project finance in Turkey. Counsel Arcan Kemahlı works across both banking and capital markets matters, while associate Zeynep Berin Manavgat is a further name to note.

Practice head(s):

Hülya Kemahlı; Alaz Eker Ündar

Testimonials

‘YBK’s capital markets team is highly responsive and particularly sophisticated. It is definitely a go-to team for Turkish capital markets issues.’

‘Arcan Kemahli is very accommodating and always responds to even the most complicated requests in a timely manner. He and the rest of his team are a pleasure to work with.’

‘Good quality adviser in the Turkish loan market.’

Key clients

Kalekim Kimyevi Maddeler Sanayi ve Tic. A.Ş.

Hitit Bilgisayar Hizmetleri A.Ş.

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

DENİZBANK

Denizbank AG

Work highlights

  • Provided Kalekim legal assistance on day-to-day corporate and capital market law matters.
  • Assisted Hitit with the amendment of its article of association and with its initial public offering.
  • Advised AFD on private placement of the green bond issued by Tükiye Kalkınma Yatırım Bankası (TKYB).

Turkey > Foreign firms Tier 3

Turkey > Employment Tier 4

YBK Law Firm in Cooperation with CMS has a full-service employment offering with experience in negotiating employment and termination agreements, advising on collective dismissals and re-structuring schemes. Döne Yalcin has expertise in preparing workplace regulations and co-heads the team with Alican Babalıoğlu.

Practice head(s):

Döne Yalçın; Alican Babalıoğlu

Other key lawyers:

Sinan Abra

Testimonials

‘The team always has an out of the box thinking approach and never hesitates to go an additional mile to be able to solve the problems. Regardless of whom I reached out to, I always received the answers that I’m seeking for with all the pros/cons.’

Key clients

Amazon

Nomu Pay

Alpla

Honeywell

Kellogg

Corning

Ak-taş Dış Ticaret A.Ş.

Amdocs

Illimuna

Warner Music

Work highlights

  • Represented Amazon in the establishment of its flexible work structure in Turkey.
  • Acted for Kellogg in all employment law matters.
  • Advised Nomu Pay on the re-structuring of its Turkish subsidiary.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

YBK Law Firm in Cooperation with CMS is bolstered by the international firm network in assisting clients with their operations and transactions domestically and internationally, covering all phases of an M&A project. The team works in a variety of sectors, with insurance being a field of increased activity during 2022. A team of four, namely Döne YalcinAlican BabalıoğluHülya Kemahlı, and Alaz Eker Ündar all oversee the department.

Practice head(s):

Döne Yalçın; Alican Babalıoğlu; Hülya Kemahlı; Alaz Eker Ündar

Key clients

Yıldırım Holding A.Ş.

Alpla Plastik Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti.

Howden Broking Group Limited

Gallagher International Holdings (US) Inc.

Arkance SAS

Aktaş Dış Ticaret A.Ş.

Work highlights

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A
Banking and finance, restructuring
Antitrust and merger control
Tax
Capital markets
Dispute resolution
IP
Employment and pensions
Real estate and construction
Energy and renewables
Commercial
Compliance
Infrastructure
Public procurement
Number of lawyers : 4,500
Turkish
English
French
German
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